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Photo Friday: Rural Electrification (California)

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The Point Conception lighthouse is located at the west enterance of the Santa Barbara Channel in Southern California. This photograph is a part of the online photography exhibit “Form and Landscape,” a collaborative project from William Deverell and Greg Hise. This exhibit features photos from the Huntington Library’s Southern California Edison archive. These archives document the electrification of the greater Los Angeles area, with photographs taken across California from the late nineteenth century through the 1970s.

Photo Credit: Doug White, Point Conception Lighthouse, Rural Electrification, no date. Southern California Edison Collection, courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections.

Plugged In has previously featured other photographs from this exhibit – here and here.

H/T to Jen Christiansen, Bill Deverell, Thea Page, and Deborah Miller.

Melissa C. Lott About the Author: An engineer and researcher who works at the intersection of energy, environment, technology, and policy. Follow on Twitter @mclott.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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